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3 March 1918

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  • Russia and Germany sign the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, ending Russia’s involvement in the war. Germany forces Russia to yield 34% of her population, 32% of her farmland, 50% of her industrial holdings and 90% of her coalmines. Leon Trotsky laments; “This is a peace that Russia, grinding her teeth, is forced to accept.”
  • Germany notifies Sweden of their intention to occupy the Aland Islands